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Played Challenges

Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 898 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #49 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 12
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32745 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #1745 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 17
Get mail address from outlook format - 525 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #37 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 6
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5776 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #160 / 1421
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18223 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #514 / 3759
  • Number of attempts: 20
Quote modules - 981 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #23 / 250
  • Number of attempts: 12
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #30 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 7
V to the i - 4596 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #649 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2699 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #341 / 803
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add semicolons - 10429 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #65 / 2954
  • Number of attempts: 9
Split line with dots - 2075 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #147 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3419 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #899 / 1108
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3284 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #33 / 741
  • Number of attempts: 10
Box it - 7622 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #514 / 1819
  • Number of attempts: 30
Cool or not? - 738 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #166 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 5
html paragraph to table - 583 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 70
  • Position: #91 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 10
From argument to object - 1250 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #109 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 691 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #20 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 6
Every other line - 2773 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #341 / 676
  • Number of attempts: 7
Copy three lines - 2751 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #232 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 12
Convert Application Output to CSV - 166 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #22 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 9
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1223 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1754 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #223 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 11
ninja substitution - 1238 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #130 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 7413 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #457 / 2010
  • Number of attempts: 10
One to Ten - 2055 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #96 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 3
Build a six - 264 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #36 / 87
  • Number of attempts: 5
Increment each number - 922 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #22 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 6
move titles next to url, in quotes - 464 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #114 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2234 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #295 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 2
convert yml into java pojo field - 800 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #114 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 8
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #423 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 12
I forgot quotes - 15636 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #858 / 4094
  • Number of attempts: 11
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1378 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12677 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #956 / 3903
  • Number of attempts: 4
Alphabet soup - 332 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #45 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 7
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #548 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11354 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1670 / 3335
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5800 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #1261 / 1437
  • Number of attempts: 7
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